Green Gold Bringing Investors & Tourists To Uruguay Olive Trail

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, wine & vineyards

The Uruguay olive trail gained some Extra Virgin credibility in 2013 when it became only the second country in the Southern Hemisphere to join the prestigious International Olive Council. Now foreign investors and tourists are beginning to take note. Oro Verde (Green Gold) is the title of an El Pais feature article showcasing the growing number of plantations along Uruguay’s …

VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

Uruguay Extra Virgin Olive Oil Earns Global Elite Status

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

One year after joining the ranks of the world’s top ten producers in terms of quality, the Uruguay olive oil industry is preparing for another record harvest and rising exports in 2014. “The Uruguay Olive Begins To Appear Around The World” is the title of Valentin Trujillo’s detailed analysis of the evolution of the Uruguay olive industry from its humble …

Mendoza Produced 69% Of Argentina’s Wine Harvest

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

2013 was a good year for Mendoza vineyards, as production surged back to historical levels following a disappointing 2012. The 2013 Argentina wine harvest resulted in 28.51 million quintals (100 kilograms) of grapes, a 28% increase over the 22.30 million quintals harvested in 2012, according to Cronista. The 2013 rebound was something to celebrate following the 2012 harvest which was …

VanityBA: The 10 Best Wines From Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

The Vinos & Bodegas section of iProfesional features a rundown of the Top 10 Wines in Argentina according to Stephen Tanzer and his bimonthly publication for wine enthusiasts, International Wine Cellar. The Top 10 Argentine Wines on Tanzer’s list have scores ranging from 93+ to 95+ and prices ranging from $59 to $230. Both Malbecs and the Catena Zapata Bodega …